Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White (left) and Niall Greene, chair of Salmon Watch Ireland, at the annual salmon conference in Dublin.

Rights to salmon fishing were enshrined in the Brehon Laws – a uniquely Irish legal system that existed during medieval times. The ancient law allowed(...)

Labour Senator Mairia Cahill with Labour leader Joan Burton. A party sources said “we believe we will be back in government”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Senior Labour Party figures have warned the party could lose up to 20 seats – nearly half its current number – in the next general election. The party(...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

Ministers Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael will lead the next government but only the Labour Party is willing and able to provide stability and balance with its coalition partners, Mi(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White at the official launch of Eircode in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission has told the Government there are no grounds for re-opening an investigation into the procurement process for the new postcode(...)

A still from Eir’s new ad campaign

Eir threw something of a curveball at Minister for Communications Alex White recently. His big plan to connect rural Ireland to high-speed broadband w(...)

Eamon Gilmore answering reporters’ questions at a special meeting of the Labour Party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last July RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke put it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny that polls published that month did not look good for the re-election of the Government. (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney said that “not a single line appeared on the television sports results” last Sunday night about the Connacht senior ladies’ football final

A call has been made for RTÉ television to change its policy where every news bulletin, “starts with the result of English Premier League matches” in(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor: Message seen as laying the ground for Labour’s general election campaign. Photograph: The Irish Times

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has warned a single-party Fine Gael government “must be avoided at all costs”, a message seen as laying the ground fo(...)

The GAA said  the current free-to-air list of events, which included the  All-Ireland hurling and football finals, was appropriate and it did not wish to propose or exclude other events. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Broadcaster Sky has told the Government there is no case for including sporting events on a designated “free-to-air” list and said the policy amounte(...)